Short-tailed finch

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Short-tailed finch
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae
Genus: Idiopsar
Cassin, 1867
Species: I. brachyurus
Binomial name
Idiopsar brachyurus
Cassin, 1866

The short-tailed finch (Idiopsar brachyurus) is a species of bird previously placed in the Emberizidae family, but it appears to be related to the sierra finches Phrygilus of the tanager family Thraupidae and is now placed there. It is the only member of its genus, Idiopsar.

It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland.